1. If ye had been in Paignton, Devon on 30 december 1897 what might ye ave been able to see for thee first time?
2. Which Welsh privateer was appointed Lieutenant-governor of Jamaica in 1675?
3. Which Royalist garrison's piratical activities so annoyed the Dutch that they declared war on them in 1651?
The Eton Rifles
4. Which Scottish sailor was hanged for piracy and murder at Execution Dock, Wapping on 23 May 1701?
Wee Jock Poo Pong McPlop
5. Which notorious pirate was defeated and killed on 22 November 1718 by a naval force led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard RN (damn his eyes!)?
Blackbeard, aka Edward Teach
6. Nicknamed 'the flail of the Spaniards', this notoriously cruel French buccaneer of the 17th century was born Jean (girl's name) David Nau. How is he better known?
That froggy bastard
7. On 16 November 1720 John 'Calico Jack" Rackham and 12 of his accomplices were sentenced in Jamaica to be hanged for piracy. However two were spared. Why?
They were female and pregnant
8. Which English island was briefly occupied by Barbary pirates in the 17th century?
9. According to 18th-century Writer Horace Walpole, English clergyman Lancelot Blackburne spent part of his youth as a buccaneer in the West Indies. What did Blackburne become in 1724?
Archbishop of Canterbury/Westminster (whichever one the owl-eyebrows bloke is in charge of at the moment)
and the Bonus question worth 5 extra points
10. What is my (Black Bart's) favourite colour?
Can you guess which questions I didn't know the answer to?
Team name - DB and his banana.